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Hoffa Case: No Human Remains Found in Soil Samples

Roseville Police Chief James Berlin says the soil samples taken from the property of a Roseville home do not contain human remains after receiving a tip Jimmy Hoffa may be buried there.

Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters boss with mob ties was last seen in 1975 outside a restaurant in Oakland County. Rumors of where his body is buried over the years has captured the public's curiosity and imagination.

After receiving a tip, authorities took soil samples underneath the shed of a home in Roseville last Friday and sent them to forensic scientists at Michigan State University.

The director of the school's forensic science program David Foran says the forensic anthropologists working on it are not doing anything out of the ordinary.

"Our anthropologists are known throughout the country for their expertise and are often called upon," said Foran. The Hoffa case is high profile, but it's not anything exceptional for them. They do this kind of work on a regular basis."

Chief James Berlin with the Roseville Police Department released this statement, "Our department just received the soil sample report from Michigan State University, after a battery of tests; the samples submitted for examination showed no signs of human decomposition. As a result of these tests the Roseville Police Department will be concluding there investigation into the possible interment of a human body upon the property."

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